Chinese classes?

<p>I'm a intl business major, and since Chinese business is #1 right now, I figured I might as well learn Chinese.</p>

<p>But I KNOW for a fact that it's gonna be horrible, because I hate the language, no offense.
If anyone has experience taking Chinese classes (I don't know ANY chinese so I'd have to start from level 1), please share them. I would like to know.</p>

<p>If you hate the language don't take it because you'll never be more than very basic conversational. In order to even have normal conversations you'll need to take 4-6 semesters plus study abroad. I took 4 semesters and studied a summer and still couldn't have everyday conversations, just parts of it.</p>

<p>Yeah I definitely agree with the post above. Plus if you concentrate in Chinese for Int Business, you have to go abroad there no matter what (and work). To do so you have to be crazy good at the language, so they make the Int Business language classes really hard compared to the normal ones (which are already really hard for mandarin). Also to get the chinese minor you have to go to china, so even if you weren't doing it as part of your major, you can't get the minor without being very very good.</p>

<p>Well, I'll take it for 4 semesters and live in China for 2 years. :S
4th and 5th year most likely.</p>

<p>Are there any other language options on the East Asian Studies track?</p>

<p>BSIB has a very strict layout for their students. You won't be able to be there for two years. You'll do a co-op there and a study abroad there, but that's only about 10 months.</p>

<p>I thought we had the option of returning to the US our 5th year, or remaining there for another year.</p>

<p>Email the advisor, but when I spoke to her she seemed pretty firm on it. I'm pretty sure you have to spend the last semester at Northeastern. She said most BSIB majors can graduate the december of their 5th year, so a lot take another concentration in order to graduate in the may of their 5th year. It's a matter of required courses.</p>

<p>You can only spend two years abroad if you are getting a dual degree with a foreign college. In those situations, you spend three years at NEU (with one co-op) and then two years at the other school (with one co-op), and you graduate with degrees from two separate schools. However it's NOT AVAILABLE for the international management track or the east asian studies track, so you can't do it for chinese. Also it's really intense, so it's not guaranteed that you'll be allowed to do it.</p>

<p>Northeastern</a> College of Business Administration - BSIB Program Tracks</p>

<p>The typical BSIB schedule is this:</p>

<p>Northeastern</a> College of Business Administration - BSIB Curriculum</p>

<p>Oh. Thank you for the info
I knew that the EAS course didn't offer dual majors (kinda discouraging)
but I didn't know it was only for one year... hmmmm. icic</p>

<p>I'll just have to manage with Chinese :S</p>

<p>if you dont like chinese then dont learn it... you ll never be good at a language you dislike</p>